Button-front: Goodwill (Penguin) — Skirt: Goodwill (Target) — Leggings: Target — Boots: Macy’s — Ring: Gift — Hair Dye: Special Effects (Atomic Pink)
I’ll give you three guesses what’s different about me.
Go on. I bet you clever folks can figure it out.
Okay, okay, I’ll fess up: I
shaved my legs dyed my hair! Finally! Again!
Well, okay, I’ve dyed my hair a couple times between now and last year, but I mean Dyed. You know, unnatural. Bright Effing Pink. And I got clearance from no less than three different superiors at work to do it.
I know hair is just hair, but I’m really glad I got to go back to pink. It makes me happy, and it entertains other people (which is just a bonus). I’m already thinking about what color I’m going to go for Tia’s wedding–maybe purple, to match my shoes and sash? After that I’m almost certainly going to get a buzz cut, and I’ll be back to my natural color for a while, but it’s nice to have the option, and I like what it indicates about my workplace now that certain administrative changes have taken place. It makes me genuinely happier to work at an institution where appearance isn’t conservatively policed, and where I feel like I can be myself.